Formerly brewed at Piccolo Birrificio
Style: Spice/Herb/Vegetable
Apricale (IM), Italy


on tap

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RATINGS: 94   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.34/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
Brewed with addition of absinthe.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
BMan1113VR (7917) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JAN 23, 2009
Bottle thanks to bu11zeye. Pours with a hazy golden body and a smallish white head that stays. Aroma is yeasty with light cinnamon, corn, earthy spices and a bit of bready-ness. Taste is lightly metallic with corn, citrus and plastic phenols. Sort of an herbal astringency as well in the finish. Fizzy and dry mouthfeel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mar (5256) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JAN 23, 2009
bottle thanks to bu11zeye. pale yellow pour with a thin white head. nose of honey, fruits and some slight hops. nice on the palate with a yeasty flavor and some nice spices in the finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SphinxTX (2875) - Mata Gorda, Texas, USA - JAN 22, 2009
Bottle thanks to Bu11zeye. Pours a cloudy yellow with white fizzy head. Aroma of citrus, lemon, some farmhouse, some spices I can’t identify. Flavor of malt, light lemon, yeast, nice small bitterness. Mouthfeel is light body, fizzy carbonation. Overall, not bad.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beerlando (3342) - Orlando, Florida, USA - JAN 2, 2009
Bottle. Pours a very lightly hazy, medium golden color. A well retained, foamy head of snow white foam leaves a sticky, patchy ribbon of lace around the glass. The aroma shows notes of fresh wheat and cereal grains, with hints of kaffir lime leaves, estery Belgian yeast, cream, and floral hops. Flavors continue the theme, light and crisp grain malts steeped with green leaves and herbs, with a substantial hoppy bitterness and a strong, dry, yeasty overtone. There is a faint hint of licorice as well. Medium-light bodied, semi-dry and moderately carbonated, the palate is easy going save for the mildly astringent finish. Definitely an interesting brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
SSSteve (4006) - - DEC 23, 2008
hazy gold pour with lots of lacing under a huge foamy white head. yeasty, marshmallow, belgian like aroma. flavor is grainy, hoppy, yeasty, herbal, dried leaves. bitter finish. light bodied. dry. not bursting with flavor but its well balanced.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
redlight (2318) - Orlando, Florida, USA - DEC 17, 2008
Grassy, musty aromas, sweet malts and some black pepper. Pours a cloudy yellow gold with a thin white head. Grassy herbal flavors, very floral with some bready notes, spicy and finishes with a dry crispness, very saison-like. Its very good, i really enjoy the herbal flavors.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Lubiere (12935) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 25, 2008
Murky, casi opaque amber ale with a super thick off white head. Very pleasant aroma of orange peels, coriander, bready and fruity notes. In mouth, good malty beer with herbal spices, yeast, mineral notes, sustained bitterness. This is going into Orval territory! BB 30/04/08. Bieropholie import.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
probstblueribbon (3722) - Nepean, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 27, 2008
750 ml bottle shared with Lubiere (merci!), served cool in a tulip glass. BB 30 Apr 2008.

App.: Dirty orange-amber, muddy/murky, fair off-white meringue. Aroma: Lots of yeast and dough, wonderful perfumey citrus and fruits (mainly apricots), a few light green herbals, some faint brown sugar. Palate: Medium body, big effervescence (large, round bubbles, a few sharp ones). Flav.: Lots of dough and yeast, herbal and citrusy like a Saison, somewhat fruity; lightly off-dry, fairly bitter (for the style), light brown sugar, a bit floral and perfumey.

Beguiling, lovely and interesting. Viva Italia!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
GonZoBeeR (3061) - ste-catherine, Quebec, CANADA - APR 3, 2008
Aroma:fruity citrus nose... Apppearance:hazy-orange-gold mega huge head... Flavor:fruity citrus flavor,taste like a saison...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rederic (3256) - montréal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 26, 2008
750ml bottle, ultra cloudy orange-amber hue, with a frothy white head, leaving a curtain of laces, yeasty, belgian-like fruity nose of citrusy, apricots, Granny Smith apples, with a nice flowery hop leafiness and faint grassiness, here the absinth is undetectable in the aroma follows through on medium-bodied palate with a yeasty, herbal, floral hop grassiness and leafiness, with a bitter cloverleaf accent, a subtle fruity, lime note, leading towards a hop dry, bitterness finish. The absinth taste was unperceptible, if i compare from the last time i sampled an absinth beer, who was la neivaine from DDC

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